Under The Influence: La Dame Blanche

By 29 September, 2020

Cuban vocalist, flautist and percussionist, Yaité Ramos Rodriguez released her latest album Ella last Friday under the French sobriquet La Dame Blanche. Revered for her zestful blend of cumbia, reggae, dancehall, hip hop and electronics, La Dame Blanche’s Ella is a compelling work that is sonically as forceful and far-reaching as her previous albums. But here, La Dame reaches new heights thanks to Ella‘s more conceptually robust narrative: a dynamic collection of 10 rousing stories of Afro-Cuban female experience. We are thrilled to have her sit in for this week’s Under The Influence.

Oscar D’ León – Al Frente De Todos

The record of my house.

Los Van Van – Aquí El Que Baila Gana

Penned by the master Juan Formell and accompanied by Cuban musical elites.

Bola De Nieve – El Inigualable Bola De Nieve

The greatest of teachers.

Orishas – A lo Cubano

Orishas give credibility to Cuban rap.

Mala Rodríguez – Malamarismo

Male Rodríguez is a female rapper of the highest luxury.

Lil Wayne – Funeral

Pure theatrical force

Snoop Lion – Reincarnated

I’m a fan of his incomparable flow

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

A way to advance is to compare yourself and, at this juncture, I arrive at Lizzo. She isn’t a very good flautist but she is a very powerful artist.

Ella by La Dame Blanche is out now on Boa Viagem Music

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